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  1. November 12, 2013

    Vodafone boosts spending plans to £7bn

    Vodafone on Tuesday promised to write a “new chapter” with a £7bn investment plan to turn round deteriorating operations in...

  2. September 11, 2013

    Verizon borrows $49bn in bond market record

    The world’s largest debt sale was completed on Wednesday when Verizon sold $49bn worth of bonds amid strong investor demand...

  1. September 6, 2013

    Pricing ‘lure’ to jumbo bond deals

    As part of a finance package for Verizon’s acquisition of a stake in Verizon Wireless, the company may raise up to $50bn in...

  2. September 2, 2013

    The deal breaker that wasn’t

    A capacity for revisionism is one of the City’s competitive strengths. Telecoms analysts – and a financial journalist or two...

  3. September 1, 2013

    Vodafone and Verizon set to approve $130bn deal

    Vodafone is poised to announce later on Monday plans to sell its US wireless joint venture stake to partner Verizon in a...

  4. August 29, 2013

    Vodafone in talks over selling 45% stake in Verizon Wireless

    The UK’s Vodafone is closing in on a near-$130bn deal to offload its lucrative US wireless stake to joint venture partner...

  5. July 21, 2013

    The Week Ahead: July 22 – July 29

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  6. May 21, 2013

    Vodafone to retain £2.1bn Verizon dividend

    Vodafone is to plough back a £2.1bn dividend from US telecoms group Verizon into its business rather than offer shareholders...

  7. April 24, 2013

    MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile USA merger

    MetroPCS shareholders approved the low-cost wireless carrier’s reverse merger with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA on...

  8. April 15, 2013

    Blackjack player makes big telecoms bet

    Charlie Ergen made waves from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday when the reclusive billionaire from Colorado injected himself...

  9. March 14, 2013

    Order for 1m smartphones boosts BlackBerry

    Shares in BlackBerry rose sharply in late trading after the Canadian company announced that a partner had placed an order...

  10. October 18, 2012

    Clearwire holds key to 4G network vision

    Sprint Nextel on Tuesday resolved one of the key questions raised by SoftBank’s $20.1bn bid for the US telecoms company by...

  11. October 2, 2012

    Deutsche Telekom approves deal for US arm

    Deutsche Telekom has approved the merger of its T-Mobile USA subsidiary with rival MetroPCS in a deal that would make the...

  12. February 28, 2012

    Telefónica races ahead with LTE launch

    In the world of digital bits and bytes, faster is almost always better. Nowhere is that more true than in mobile...

  13. February 17, 2012

    Falcone’s mobile fight flounders

    Philip Falcone’s attempt to vault from billionaire hedge fund manager into the stratosphere of satellite communications...

  14. February 14, 2012

    Vodafone keeps its merger powder dry

    Vodafone appeared to be more interested in deals during the past few months than for the past several years, but the FTSE...

  15. February 9, 2012

    Europe’s economic woes dent Vodafone

    Europe’s economic woes have dented third-quarter revenues at Vodafone, as the UK mobile group warned it faced a further...

  16. January 22, 2012

    UK dividend payments rise by fifth

    Dividend payments from listed UK companies rose by almost one-fifth last year, reflecting both the stronger health of...

  17. January 20, 2012

    Vodafone wins $2.9bn India tax battle

    India’s supreme court found in favour of Vodafone in a landmark case that had threatened to land the UK-listed telecoms...

  18. December 21, 2011

    3 to test new technology in Thames Valley

    3, the mobile operator, will bring high-speed mobile internet to parts of the Thames Valley as it tests out next generation...

  19. December 2, 2011

    Verizon Wireless in $3.6bn spectrum deal

    Verizon Wireless is set to acquire a significant swath of wireless spectrum for $3.6bn, potentially reshaping the US...

  20. November 29, 2011

    WPP acquires Glover Park Group

    Advertising group WPP has bought a Washington-based communications firm that is advising News Corp on its handling of the...

  21. November 24, 2011

    T-Mobile: AT&T’s missed call

    The prospects for AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA, the fourth-largest US mobile operator by market share, from Deutsche...

  22. November 20, 2011

    Sprint attacks T-Mobile merger

    Sprint Nextel, the third largest US mobile operator, has led the opposition to the AT&T-T-Mobile USA merger, arguing that...

  23. November 8, 2011

    Vodafone: caution calls the shots

    Vodafone has found a new way of countering investor focus on the perennial problem of what to do with its cash (£6bn in the...

  24. November 8, 2011

    Vodafone upbeat despite £450m Greek hit

    Vodafone raised its outlook for full-year operating profit on the back of a stronger performance than expected in most of...

  25. October 26, 2011

    Sprint hangs its hopes on the iPhone

    Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US mobile phone network operator by subscribers, narrowed its third-quarter loss and...

  26. September 11, 2011

    Smarter, faster and smaller: tomorrow’s phones take shape

    Over the past five years, a series of key events has reshaped the global mobile phone industry and started a new chapter in...

  27. August 31, 2011

    Logic of AT&T’s $39bn bid under scrutiny

    From the outset, AT&T’s audacious $39bn cash-and-stock bid for Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit signalled a big...

  28. August 15, 2011

    US wireless: pre-paying the piper

    It is a rare business indeed that eschews customers who pay now rather than later, unless there is some usurious interest...

  29. July 26, 2011

    Vodafone celebrates retention of Verizon stake

    Vodafone, the UK telecoms group, on Tuesday used its annual meeting to claim vindication of its strategy of refusing to sell...

  30. June 29, 2011

    Vodafone hopes for $5.5bn Verizon Wireless dividend

    Vodafone could receive an annual dividend of up to $5.5bn from its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless beginning next...

  31. May 26, 2011

    Google reveals mobile payment plan

    Google and a group of partners including Sprint Nextel, Citibank and MasterCard plan to jump-start the mobile payments...

  32. May 17, 2011

    Vodafone profits rise despite Spanish woe

    Vodafone signalled it was willing to embark on a new round of acquisitions after the mobile phone operator’s full-year...

  33. May 2, 2011

    Smartphone data anxieties rise

    Recent disclosures about the extent of sensitive personal data collected by smartphones and disseminated to businesses are...

  34. April 26, 2011

    Johnson Matthey takes Footsie higher

    The FTSE 100 pushed to within touching distance of a three-year high on Tuesday, with Johnson Matthey among the top...

  35. April 21, 2011

    iPhoneocalypse: Apple the winner

    The iPhoneocalypse was not as bad as feared. Results this week from AT&T and Verizon Wireless reflected the quarter in which...

  36. March 22, 2011

    Sprint hits out on AT&T deal plans

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless stand to gain too much market power if AT&T buys Deutsche Telekom’s US mobile phone business,...

  37. March 21, 2011

    Sprint faces losing ground to bigger rivals

    When AT&T sealed the deal over the weekend to buy Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA unit for $39bn, Sprint Nextel, the...

  38. March 21, 2011

    AT&T open to making deal concessions

    AT&T has signalled it is willing to make concessions to secure regulatory approval for its $39bn bid to buy Deutsche...

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